other words for thorn
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Since iAd’s closure, Apple has become a thorn in the side of the online ad industry.
The Tampa Bay Rays gave New York a good fight early last season and were also a thorn in the Houston Astros’ side during the postseason.
Some fish may be eating only the crown-of-thorns’ tiny, squishy larvae.
Adorned with spikes and toxins, crown-of-thorns starfish aren’t an easy meal.
Yet occasional starfish population booms suggest something is normally eating live, healthy crown-of-thorns and keeping their numbers in check.
Then we went, but as I passed through the thorn trees I turned and looked at Sihamba, and lo!
She starts low down among the plants, thorn and thistle, gorse and cactus.
One of them described a circle round the thorn, within which the plough should not go.
The King tossed his head proudly and observed: “Who would not play the thorn with two such buds to blush on either side?”
I grieve over it off and on, a kind of thorn in de flesh, my husband used to say.
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